The #1 Factor that influences your metabolism is nutrition, specifically “nutrient timing.”
Nutrient timing? What the heck is that you ask?
“Nutrient timing” simply refers to the type of nutrients that you consume combined with the specific times that you consume them at.
Right now the average person (maybe even YOU, I know I used too!) currently only eats 2-3 meals a day.
When it comes to metabolic health (and losing weight), this is a big problem.
It’s simple – your body only remembers the last time you ate.
When you eat 2 meals a day (generally lunch and dinner) there is a huge gap between the time you ate dinner and the next time you eat lunch (sometimes 12-15 hours or more) and when this happens your body goes into “starvation mode” which causes you to store your calories as unwanted body fat.
So How Can I Fix This?
The way you can make your metabolism work for you is to simply eat more often.
Instead of eating 2-3x a day with your meals spaced out at odd intervals, take the same amount of calories you will normally eat and space them out between 5 meals that you will consume every 2-3 hours apart.
By doing this you’re getting the right amount of energy that your body needs to be healthy, and your fuelling your metabolism in a way that will allow it to use your excess belly fat as fuel so that you can lose weight and be healthy just like you want to be anyways.
Here’s the catch…
You can’t just eat 5 meals of anything you want.
You must consume the right amount of macronutrients (carbs, proteins, and fats) over the course of those 5 meals so that you’re allowing your metabolism to work for you instead of against you.
Here’s The Best Part…
When you begin to eat for your metabolism the way that I’m sharing with you today you don’t have to completely deprive yourself of your favourite foods.
“So, you’re really saying that I can still have pizza?”
But not every day obviously…
Two nutrition holidays a week is all you get. So make it count. Let loose and have some fun!